Lynchius nebulanastes (Cannatella, 1984)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Lynchius > Species: Lynchius nebulanastes

Phrynopus nebulanastes Cannatella, 1984, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 113: 2. Holotype: KU 181407, by original designation. Type locality: "El Tambo, 31.5 km E Canchaque, 2770 m, Departamento Piura, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus nebulanastesLehr, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 204.

"Eleutherodactylus" nebulanastesHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 4.

Lynchius nebulanastesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109.

English Names

Canchaque Andes Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).


Elevations of 2770–2820 m in humid montane forest in the vicinity of El Tambo, western slope of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, Departamento Piura, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Phrynopus flavomaculatus group according to the original publication. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 34, for additional specimens. Duellman, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 276, provided an account as Phrynopus nebulanastes. Lehr, 2005, Herpetologica, 61: 204, noted that this taxon is actually a member of the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) nigrovittatus group. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 88-89, for brief account. See account by Motta, Chaparro, Pombal, Guayasamin, De la Riva, and Padial, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 127. 

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